Kingdom Living: Tough Love

May 19, 2024   /   JamestownFirstAssembly

KINGDOM LIVING

May 19, 2024

TOUGH LOVE

1 Corinthians 5:1-8

 

INTRODUCTION:

In society mindsets that are very prevalent:

The Dilemma:

 

TEXT:

1 Corinthians 5:1-8 (NIV) It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.

Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

 

Background:

1 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV) It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans [Gentiles] do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.

 

THREE THINGS ABOUT TOUGH LOVE:

  • ATTITUDE
  • ACTIONS
  • RESULTS

1.

 

1 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV) It is actually reported…

1 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV) It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.

1 Corinthians 5:1b (NIV)and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate…

1 Corinthians 5:1c (NIV) A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.

 

So how is the church to respond when a sin strikes the fellowship?

The Corinthian Church attitude toward sin:

  • They had a attitude.

1 Corinthians 5:2 (NIV) And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? (NKJV) And you are puffed up

 

  • They displayed a attitude.

1 Corinthians 5:6 (NIV) that they were bragging about it, Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? (NKJV) Your glorying is not good.

Titus 2:11-14 (NIV) 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Romans 6:1 (NIV) What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?

Romans 6:2 (NIV) By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

Ephesians 5:25-27 (NIV) …as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (NIV) 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Titus 2:11-12a (NIV) 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No!”

 

  • They disregarded a attitude.

1 Corinthians 5:2b (NIV) And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?

1 Corinthians 5:2b (NIV) Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning?

Galatians 6:1 (NIV) Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. (NKJV) says, Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

1 Corinthians 10:12 (NKJV) Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Matthew 5:4 (NIV) Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

 

Some Take Aways from today:

*There is for when it comes to sin.

*Grace is to sin.

*When sin occurs in God’s family, it .

*Jesus is still our standard, .

*If what you’re doing could cause your church to be dishonored, : stop and repent.

*There is than the grace of God.

 

To be continued….

 

CONCLUSION:

Psalms 103:1-12 (NIV) Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

1 John 1:8-9 (NIV) If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

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